With only one big ticket on the runoff for most of Georgia, the election between Herschel Walker (R) and Raphael Warnock (D) will likely be just as harshly contested as it was in the November midterm.
Mercer casts their votes in the 2022 midterm electionsBy Henry Keating and Maura Rutledge | November 9
Macon's annual Cherry Blossom Festival returns from hiatus to celebrate 40th anniversaryBy Henry Keating | March 17
After a two year hiatus, the plan is to bring the festival back at full throttle.
Mercer Police officers wary Kemp's proposed constitutional carry bill could "put us backwards"By Max Kilham | February 28
“You know, I believe in the Second Amendment, but I do believe there should be some restrictions placed on people carrying."
Brookdale Resource Center faces volunteer shortage in winter monthsBy Mandi DeLong | February 22
Brookdale Resource Center has been one of the many sites that Mercer students frequently volunteer at, especially through MerServe.
Georgia Bulldogs win national championship for the first time in 41 yearsBy KC Wetherington | January 11
Georgia vs. Alabama has been a rivalry game for decades and, on Monday night, the two teams met for the second time this season. The Dawgs took down Tide 33-18 to win the college football championship.
$4 million approved for Middle Georgia Food Bank expansion from American Rescue PlanBy Mary Helene Hall | December 3
"There are hungry people all over this country — which is the richest country in the world — and we we still have a hunger problem," Lucas said. "There should never be a time when there are hungry people. Not in 2021."
Kemp among state leaders to sue Biden over vaccine mandateBy Max Kilham | November 29
Kemp's lawsuit foreshadows further resistance to the mandate.
Macon Burger Week adds two new awards to its lineup on top of a whole new menuBy Mandi DeLong | November 3
While the burgers-of-the-week participating in the Macon Burger Week have been only seven dollars in the past, the price-per-burger has been raised to a total of ten dollars each this year.
Top military generals claim Biden ignored Afghan troop adviceBy Max Kilham | October 17
General Milley described the withdrawal as a “logistical success but a strategic failure," according to The Guardian.
A guide to voter registrationBy Henry Keating | August 20
Many hail registering to vote as one of the most important steps in an adult’s life, and it is one of the few things that being 18-years-old still opens to the young American. Registering to vote allows Americans to take a step towards becoming a civically responsible citizen. Many over the years ...
Kemp says no to state shut-down, encourages vaccinesBy Henry Keating | August 19
Brian Kemp, the governor of Georgia, is taking some action to protect the state against COVID-19, but he is still refusing to shut down the state. Kemp says his stance against closing the state is due to the fact he does not want to stop Georgians from being able to provide for their families. However, ...
All Georgians now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine, Mercer Macon distribution remains unclearBy Mary Helene Hall | March 26
All residents of Georgia age 16 and over are eligible starting today to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, according to an announcement from Georgia Governor Brian Kemp.The announcement took place on Tuesday in Atlanta at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.The order comes after President Joe Biden ensured all Americans ...
BREAKING: Macon mayor vetoes county mask mandateBy Lars Lonnroth | July 27
As Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms clash over whether local mask mandates can stand, Macon Mayor Robert Reichert vetoed on July 27 a measure passed by the city commission that would mandate masks in Macon-Bibb County. “I truly believe we should do everything within ...
Bullying persists beyond school walls for Georgia’s bisexual students, but times are changingBy Rose Thorne | March 25
When Nicholas came out as bisexual to his classmates in the ninth grade, most of them were receptive. One of his friends, however, was “taken aback.” His friend told him, “you know, I don’t usually hang out with f******s, but I guess I can make an exception for you.” Nicholas, who grew up ...
What You Missed in Macon this SummerBy Rose Thorne | August 14
The Macon Bacon played (and won) their first home game The new collegiate summer baseball team -- which includes Mercer University students Brandon Michie, Ben Brock, Sean McDermott and Alex Crotty -- played their first home game at the sold-out, recently renovated Luther Williams Field in June. They ...